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Istanbul: Metropolitan municipality in Marmara, Turkey
Istanbul, formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around 15 million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities, ranking as the world's fourth largest city proper and the largest European city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.


Istanbul, Ankara mayors not at risk of being replaced, interior minister says

Turkey's government has no plan to replace the opposition mayors of Istanbul and Ankara with state-appointed trustees, as was done to three Kurdish mayors in the country's east last month, Interior..
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Istanbul mayor believes higher court will reverse main opposition ruling

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Friday he believed a court ruling sentencing the main opposition's Istanbul chairwoman to nearly 10 years in prison would be reversed by higher courts, adding that..
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Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system [Video]Erdogan speaks to Reuters about S-400 missile system

In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discusses the recent purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system, which raised the prospect of U.S. sanctions.

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Klopp frustrated as Adrian injured by fan [Video]Klopp frustrated as Adrian injured by fan

Juergen Klopp is angry as penalty hero Adrian is injured by pitch invader during UEFA Super Cup celebrations

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Liverpool Goes To Penalties, Wins European Super Cup [Video]Liverpool Goes To Penalties, Wins European Super Cup

Liverpool won the European Super Cup after beating Chelsea in Istanbul. According to CNN, the game ended 2-2 with extra time and had to proceed to penalties. Goalkeeper Adrián stopped a shot from..

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Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout [Video]Liverpool win Super Cup after penalty shootout

Liverpool win the Super Cup 5-4 on penalties over Chelsea.

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Mohamed Salah's heartwarming game of keepy-uppy with young disabled fan [Video]Mohamed Salah's heartwarming game of keepy-uppy with young disabled fan

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah joins in a heartwarming kickabout with Ali Turganbekov, a young boy who was born with no legs, at an event hosted by the UEFA Foundation for Children. He was joined by..

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Disabled fans meet stars ahead of Super Cup [Video]Disabled fans meet stars ahead of Super Cup

Young amputees have a kickaround with stars from Liverpool and Chelsea on the eve of the Super Cup.

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Liverpool train ahead of Super Cup clash [Video]Liverpool train ahead of Super Cup clash

Liverpool's Champions League winning side trains in Istanbul ahead of their Super Cup clash with Chelsea.

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Klopp hails female ref for Super Cup as Klopp hails female ref for Super Cup as "historic moment"

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has hailed the appointment of France's Stephanie Frappart as the first woman to referee a major UEFA competition final as a "historic moment".

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Frank Lampard is prepared for Chelsea 'rollercoaster' [Video]Frank Lampard is prepared for Chelsea 'rollercoaster'

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard discusses the 'rollercoaster' of managing Chelsea ahead of the UEFA Super Cup meeting with Liverpool in Istanbul, Turkey. The Blues, who won last season's Europa League..

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Lampard welcomes female refereeing team for Super Cup match [Video]Lampard welcomes female refereeing team for Super Cup match

Chelsea manager Frank lampard is all in favour of women officiating at men's soccer matches.

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Lampard's Chelsea train for Super Cup clash with Liverpool [Video]Lampard's Chelsea train for Super Cup clash with Liverpool

Frank Lampard's side will be without defender Antonio Rudiger and winger Willian when they take on European champions Liverpool in Istanbul.

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Lampard says Chelsea need to 'move on' from Hazard exit [Video]Lampard says Chelsea need to 'move on' from Hazard exit

Frank Lampard is determined his Chelsea side will move on from the loss of Eden hazard to Real Madrid.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:19Published

First female referee to officiate Super Cup not afraid of intense spotlight [Video]First female referee to officiate Super Cup not afraid of intense spotlight

Stephanie Frappart says there is no difference between men and women referees as she prepares to become the first female match official to referee a major UEFA men's match.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:12Published

Klopp discusses Alisson injury following Norwich win [Video]Klopp discusses Alisson injury following Norwich win

Jurgen Klopp was unsure about the seriousness of the calf injury sustained by Alisson Becker during Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Norwich but ruled the goalkeeper out of Wednesday’s Super Cup clash with..

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Young Syrian refugee who was deported to Idlib is allowed back into Turkey [Video]Young Syrian refugee who was deported to Idlib is allowed back into Turkey

Euronews spoke to Amjad Tablieh's brother Ahmad who alleged he was taken instantly taken to a detention centre after a police control in Istanbul found he didn't have his ID with him.

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Syrians ordered to leave Istanbul for registered cities [Video]Syrians ordered to leave Istanbul for registered cities

Turkey's interior ministry says the country will not become a centre for illegal migration.

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Turkish authorities seize $270 million in fake banknotes [Video]Turkish authorities seize $270 million in fake banknotes

Turkish authorities raided a printing press in Istanbul on Friday (July 19) where nearly $271 million worth of fake banknotes were being printed. Rough cut, no reporter narration.

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Turkey plans to build mosque on site of Istanbul's first beer factory

Turkey's first modern beer factory could face demolition after being transferred to the country's highest religious authority, which plans to build a mosque and a car park in its place, architects and..
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Turkish minister threatens Istanbul mayor over ousted Kurdish mayors

Turkey's interior minister on Tuesday threatened "to devastate" the mayor of Istanbul over his support for three Kurdish mayors who were replaced by state officials over alleged terror links less than..
Reuters - Published

Istanbul's new opposition mayor cuts funding to some pro-government groups

Istanbul's new opposition municipality canceled the transfer of more than 350 million lira to some pro-government foundations, Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu said on Tuesday, in one of his first moves against..
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Syrians facing forced removal from Istanbul given temporary reprieve

Turkey has extended to Oct. 30 its deadline for Syrian migrants not registered in Istanbul to leave the city or face forced removal, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday.
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As mood sours, Syrians report forced deportations from Turkey

When Syrian real estate worker Abu Ahmad was stopped by police in Istanbul he expected a ritual ticking-off for his expired documents, before being allowed on his way. Instead he says he was bundled..
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Halkbank executive returns to Turkey after serving U.S. sentence

A Turkish bank executive who served a 32-month jail sentence in New York for helping evade U.S. sanctions against Iran returned to Istanbul on Wednesday where he was met by his family, bank chief..
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Istanbul gives Syrians one month to return to provinces in which they are registered

Authorities in Istanbul set a four-week deadline on Monday for Syrians living without approval in Turkey's largest city to return to provinces where they are registered or face forced removal to those..
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Turkey seizes $271 million in counterfeit U.S. currency: newspaper

Turkish authorities confiscated about $271 million in fake U.S. $100 banknotes in a raid on an Istanbul printing press - the country's biggest counterfeit currency seizure in recent years, Hurriyet..
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Turkish court acquits RSF representative, two others

An Istanbul court on Wednesday acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) as well as two other campaigners for press freedom on trial for terrorism charges, their lawyers..
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'They want to kill you': Anger at Syrians erupts in Istanbul

At 2 am one Saturday night, Syrian brothers Mustafa and Ahmed were at home hunched over a screen watching live black and white security camera footage of men destroying their clothes shop.
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Turkey orders arrest of 176 military personnel over suspected Gulen links

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 176 serving military personnel over suspected links to the network which Ankara says was behind an attempted coup three years ago, the Istanbul chief prosecutors'..
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Istanbul's LGBT community holds small rally after march banned

Istanbul's gay and transgender community gathered for a small rally that ended with tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday after their annual march was banned for the fifth consecutive year.
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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu slams Erdogan's AKP after Istanbul defeat

A former Turkish prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday harshly criticized the ruling AK Party after a stinging electoral defeat in Istanbul last week that was widely..
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Istanbul's new mayor formally takes office: witness

Istanbul's new mayor Ekrem Imamoglu formally took office on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, days after dealing President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging electoral blow in the re-run of a mayoral election..
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Former allies of Turkey's Erdogan plan rival party after Istanbul defeat

Two senior figures in Turkish President’s Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party are planning to launch a rival political group this year, people familiar with the matter said, a move that could further erode..
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New Istanbul mayor a catalyst for change in old Erdogan stronghold

Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul's Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremonial..
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New Istanbul mayor's star power could be a challenge for Erdogan

Istanbul's new mayor now shoulders the expectations of Turkey's long-subdued opposition after he emerged from obscurity to deal President Tayyip Erdogan the biggest election blow of his career.
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Turkey's opposition strikes blow to Erdogan with Istanbul mayoral win

Turkey's opposition has dealt President Tayyip Erdogan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from..
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Blow to Turkey's Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul

Turkey's main opposition claimed a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul's re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a..
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Turkey's opposition headed for big Istanbul win, in blow to Erdogan

Turkey's main opposition headed for a decisive victory on Sunday in Istanbul's re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising a..
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Turkey's Erdogan congratulates opposition candidate for Istanbul win

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan congratulated opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu on Sunday for winning Istanbul's re-run mayoral election according to unofficial results.
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Opposition leads in Istanbul vote seen as test for Erdogan

Turkey's main opposition appeared headed for victory on Sunday in a re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power.
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Turkey's AK Party candidate says opposition leading Istanbul vote count

Turkey's AK Party candidate for Istanbul mayor Binali Yildirim said on Sunday his opposition rival Ekrem Imamoglu was ahead for now, offering his congratulations and saying he hoped Imamoglu would..
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Turkey's opposition leads based on initial results in Istanbul re-run

Turkey's main opposition was leading with 53.6% of votes versus 45.4% for President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party in Istanbul's high-stakes re-run mayoral election, with nearly 95% of the city's ballots..
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Istanbul votes again in test for Turkish democracy, Erdogan

The votes of millions of Istanbul residents were being counted on Sunday after polls closed on a re-run of a mayoral election that has become a referendum on President Tayyip Erdogan's policies, and a..
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Traffic gridlock as Turks rush back to Istanbul to vote in high-stakes poll

A re-run of Istanbul's high-stakes mayoral election has kept Turkish airports, bus stations and main highways jam-packed over the weekend, as voters rush back to the city from vacation or their..
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SBS World News Bulletin: June 23

SBS News wraps-up all the national and international news including: Trump's fresh warning about sanctions against Iran, netball great Liz Ellis steps into Folau row and Istanbul returns to the ballot..
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Pro-Kurd party clashes with Erdogan ahead of high-stakes Istanbul vote

Pro-Kurdish political leaders accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of trying to sow discord among Kurds ahead of a re-run of an Istanbul election on Sunday that is seen as a crucial test..
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Erdogan's chief antagonist seeks a lasting victory in Istanbul

Three months ago Ekrem Imamoglu was a little-known politician in a fringe Istanbul district who was attempting the near-impossible: to unseat Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party from..
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Pro-Kurdish party says Ocalan's call does not change strategy in Istanbul

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said on Friday its strategy of supporting the opposition in the Istanbul mayoral election has not changed despite a last-minute call from jailed militant..
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Jailed militant leader tells Kurdish party to be neutral in Istanbul vote

Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to remain neutral in this weekend's Istanbul re-run election in a statement released on Friday..
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Turkey’s Erdogan's struggles to court Kurds in battle for Istanbul

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is struggling to win over Istanbul’s Kurdish voters, a group it considers a key constituency in the electoral battle for control of Istanbul, despite..
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Explainer: What is at stake in Istanbul's election re-run?

Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey's election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party..
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Erdogan says opposition candidate's alleged insult could bar him from Istanbul mayoralty

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan intensified pressure on the opposition candidate in a re-run election for mayor of Istanbul by saying he would be barred from taking office if found guilty of insulting..
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Tired of treading softly, Turkey's Erdogan back on election warpath

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has gone on the warpath against the main opposition days ahead of a re-run of a mayoral vote in Istanbul, scrapping plans to avoid divisive rhetoric that some officials..
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Has 'the sacrificial lamb' arrived?: U.N. cites new recordings in Khashoggi murder

Moments before Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered last October, two of his suspected murderers laying in wait at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate fretted about the task at..
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Thousands of Brotherhood supporters in Turkey mourn Egypt's Mursi

Thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Turkey took to the streets of capital Ankara and Istanbul on Tuesday to mourn former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi, with some chanting slogans..
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Erdogan attacks Istanbul's ousted mayor days before poll re-run

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attacked Istanbul's ousted mayor on Tuesday, days before a crucial re-run of the municipal vote, accusing him of being aligned with a U.S.-based cleric blamed by Ankara..
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Ousted Istanbul mayor leading re-run polls after TV debate: pollster

The Turkish opposition candidate for Istanbul mayor who was ousted from office when his March victory was annulled bested his ruling party rival in a rare TV debate, a pollster said on Monday, putting..
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Istanbul candidates clash on TV before election test for Erdogan

Istanbul's mayoral candidates argued over the election they contested in March in a rare televised debate on Sunday, a week before a re-run vote seen as a test of Turkish democracy and the reach of..
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Mayoral rivals to hold Turkey's first TV debate in nearly two decades

Istanbul's ousted main opposition mayor Ekrem Imamoglu and his AK Party rival Binali Yildirim will hold a televised debate on June 16, party officials said on Monday, in what will be the first debate..
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Opinion polls show ousted Istanbul mayor leading ahead of re-run vote

Istanbul's ousted opposition mayor is leading President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party candidate by three percentage points ahead of next month's re-run mayoral election, according to an opinion poll..
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Turkish election board cites polling station irregularities in annulment decision

Turkey's High Election Board (YSK) on Wednesday cited a series of irregularities, notably in the appointment of polling station officials, in justifying its annulment of March's mayoral election in..
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Istanbul's ousted mayor says billions wasted under Erdogan's AKP

President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party spent 80 million lira ($13 million) in three years on an Istanbul city website, the ousted opposition mayor said on Wednesday, part of what he said was a wider..
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Another small party withdraws from Istanbul vote re-run

A small Turkish communist party withdrew its mayoral candidate for next month's Istanbul election in favor of the main opposition party, which won a initial March election by a narrow margin, calling..
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Turkey jails 14 for life for 2016 Besiktas bombing: Anadolu

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced fourteen people to life in jail without parole for involvement in twin bombings in Istanbul that killed dozens in December of 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency..
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